SOtampa Sampler: Zoës Debuts, Glatt Kosher Spot Opens in SoHo


The Morrison on South Howard Avenue is has taken full form. More than just a residential concept. The Morrison’s ground floor is replete with tasty local and national concepts to feed, fuel and satisfy residents. Both Bulla Gastrobar and The Blind Tiger will soon open at 936 South Howard Avenue.

Already serving Tampa is Zoë’s Kitchen. The restaurant chain offers scratch made Mediterranean cuisine. Their philosophy parallels that of Julia Child:

You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces. Just good food from fresh ingredients.

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Zoës serving up vegan and gluten-free treats

Most of their dishes are vegan/gluten-free (when ordered without pita bread). Popular entrees include the live med salad — thin ribbons of zucchini and squash, fresh spinach, farro, lupini beans, cherry tomatoes, parmesan tossed with Calabrian pepper dressing — and chicken kabobs — two kabobs, grilled peppers and onions, tomato, rice pilaf.

For dessert, dig into their beloved lemon cookies. Diners on the go would do well to pick up a snack box. These compact medleys of energy feature pairings such as grilled chicken with fresh mozzarella, pasta salad and mixed fruit.

You can keep up with Zoës and learn about new menu items/giveaways by following them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Tampa gets its first Glatt certified kosher restaurant 

Across the street from Zoës at 931 South Howard Avenue is The Koshery — Tampa’s only Glatt certified kosher restaurant and caterer. Specializing in Middle Eastern signature dishes, The Koshery is unlike any restaurant in the city.

Appetizers include the trio dipper — 3 kubbeh, 5 falafel, 3 beef cigars, with a side of tahini — and Koshery wings — 6 chicken wings with sweet chili or sesame teriyaki sauce. A customer favorite is the Chicken Schnitzel — pounded and breaded chicken breast served in a pita with hummus, chopped tomato, cucumber, onion and tahini.

The Israeli kabab delivers a flavorful haymaker with a meticulous blend of herbs and spices on beef. When you visit, make sure to take a few Baklava cookies to go. These treats are something beyond sweet.

Follow The Koshery on Facebook and Instagram for updates on specials.

 

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of ThatsSoTampa.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape.” He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. Phone: (727) 896-3435 / Email: andrew@rkc.me